I wish to express my gratitude to the many people whose contributions were so important to the completion of this study. In particular, I would like to acknowledge the assistance of Professor Harold M. Waller at McGill University, as well as the support of the McConnel Memorial Fellowship, the Max Binz Fellowship, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, McGill University.
Many colleagues have offered their comments and criticisms at various stages in the preparation of this manuscript. I note in particular the advice and support of my colleague and collaborator, David Taras at the University of Calgary, and David Dewitt, Director of the Centre for International and Strategic Studies, York University.
I also wish to take this opportunity to acknowledge the vital contributions made by a number of politicians, governmental officials, and nongovernmental political activists, in both the United States and Canada, who gave so freely of their time and expertise in support of my research.
Special gratitude is due to Joseph Solovitch, who did a masterful job of helping to research and edit the manuscript, and Corinne Altman, who helped prepare it for publication. At Greenwood Press, Mildred Vasan has been extremely helpful and patient. Finally, I owe much to my family, for their continued love and encouragement.